Rainbow Round of Sport returns

Rainbow Round of Sport returns

LAST UPDATED // Monday, 20 March 2017 21:12 Written by // Cec Busby

Skins, Pride in Diversity & Pride in Sport will join together once more for the second annual Australian Rainbow Round of Sport (RROS).

Supported by sports stars such as Jonathan Thurston and David Pocock, the inaugural Rainbow Round of Sport was a mammoth success in 2016, with over 100,000 pairs of laces distributed to professional and grass-roots sports teams, athletes, coaches and officials.

Next month sports clubs, community groups and individuals are invited to particpate again and help stamp out homophobia in sport by wearing #RainbowLaces as part of the Rainbow Round of Sport.

The initiative is the brainchild of Australian sportswear company SKINS, inspired by a similar campaign in England..

The Australian #RainbowLaces campaign embraces all major sporting codes, with SKINS making laces available for free to grassroots and community sporting clubs and individuals.

Executive Chairman of SKINS, Jaimie Fuller, says sport should be a place where people feel safe and welcome whether they are a player, volunteer, administrator or fan.

“Through #RainbowLaces, we want to show that LGBTI prejudice has no place in sport. The only thing that matters is what happens on the field.”

[TAG] People wanting to take part can collect free laces from any Medibank Branch, rebel, rebelfit or AMART SPORTS store. Teams wishing to order multiple pairs of free laces, can place their orders online at rainbowlaces.net


Cec Busby

Cec Busby

Cec Busby is the news editor of SX and online editor of GayNewsNetwork.com.au

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